Thursday, 25 June 2015

SPORTY SPICE WITH JD SPORTS

Hey yoooo,

I'm loving the fact i'm finally at a permanent address as i'm able to post my outfits more regularly. YAY to that. The great thing about Melbourne is you never run out of back drops either, I didn't stray far from my house in this one. I actually went to leave to find a park or something and realised my own back door was kinda cool, well I thought so anyways ba ha.

I've always been more of a VANS gal, but have recently seen the light and realised there's nothing better then a pair of battered [Converse]! My favs are obviously the classic white/black styles, i'm not ready to rock the cerise pink yet but watch this space hehe. Picked up this cutesy sport luxe MinkPink dress from the outlet near me for $30, god I love that store.


 Converse - c/o JD Sports (tnx guys) // Dress - MinkPink Outlet $30 // Bag - India £10

Would love to know what you think of this outfit - needing some encouragement on the old blawg at the moment hehe!

Anyways I have an interview this afternoon, wish me luck guyssss eek. 

J x

ps. don't forget to enter my giveaway to win some beaut flowers, http://velvet-daisy.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/giveaway-with-serenata-flowers.html

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

GIVEAWAY WITH SERENATA FLOWERS

Hey lovelies,

This week I received the most beautiful bunch of flowers at my door; isn't it the best feeling ever? Us gals don't get sent flowers even nearly enough. Unfortunately I have no secret admirers, but I do have Serenata Flowers on my side! The flowers looked stunning when they arrived - not a hint of withering at all. They feature an assortment of different flowers and foliage all arranged very delicately and look pretty enough to be the centre piece of any dining room table. I actually sent this bunch over to my mum as a surprise to enjoy in her house! 

I have teamed up with the bright and beautiful [Serenata Flowers], and they are offering one of my followers the chance to win a £40 online voucher (which is enough to buy the best and most beautiful bunch!) Spoil your family or surpise your best friend with a beautiful bunch! All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win. 




T&C's: Winner will be announced on 24th July. All entrants must be a mainland UK resident. The prize is a £40 voucher to spend online, no cash alternative available.

Good luck!!
J x 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

MONOCHROME WITH MISSMERIZE

Hey guys,

I've seriously had to take a look at my style as recently i've been finding that I've been dressing more and more like a 5 year old in comfy bright jumpers and Kickers. As much as I love that look i've been trying to change it up a bit so i'm trying to inject some classics back in my wardrobe, and what better way than with some monochrome. Monochrome is huge on the catwalk this season so I thought I would try and adopt a slice of it into my own style. I've grouped together some of my fav pieces from [Missmerize] this season with everything retailing under £70:



1. Abstract trousers are a great way to make a statement this summer. Team with pointy black heels and a plain top. At £12 they are such a steal. Buy [here]

2. I'm a big midi skirt fan as they are so easy to style for a summer's day. Wear this one with a white bralet and simple black heels. £30 Buy [here]

3. Stay on trend with a graphic laser cut bag, still fitting in with the monochrome theme this week at £69. Buy [here]

4. Go abstract with this brush print dress. It's a super flattering cut so will suit any body shape, take from day to night with a cute pair of heels. £33 Buy [here]

5. This checked tee is really easy to wear, throw on over a pair of simple trousers for an on trend office look. £26 Buy [here]

6. This is one of my favourite pieces as it's so versatile. Wear grungey with a pair of Dr Martens or keep it simple and layer over some tees with a pair of jeans. £30 Buy [here]

What do you think of this trend? Will you be suporting the monochrome theme this summer?

J x



Thursday, 18 June 2015

TOKYO STREET STYLE

Hey lovelies, 

I've recently been lucky enough to travel a place I've always wanted to go: Tokyo! For me, Tokyo offers so much in terms of technology, food, and of course fashion and has always been on the top of my travel destination wish list for these reasons. I remember studying Tokyo's fashion scene in my first year of university and fell in love with the futuristic and outlandish outfits. I've definitely been inspired by Tokyo's fashion scene in my own personal style so it was amazing to finally be in the heart of one of the most fashionable cities in the world.  


Obviously the entire city of Tokyo is renowned worldwide for it's forward thinking fashion but it was Harajuku in particular that I was so keen to visit. I was hoping I could just rock up and see all the Harajuku girls doing their thang but it wasn't quite the case. I did see a few walking around however and plucked up the courage to ask for a quick shameful snap - they must get so sick of tourists ha ha. Anyway they were all super lovely and happily posed for me but the area isn't exactly what's described on the Internet. I'm sure it used to be but because of the immense increase in tourism they now all meet elsewhere. 







I'm sure most of you do but for those who don't know who the Harajuku girls are, Harajuku is a street style which originated among teens in Shibuya, Japan, recently popularised by Gwen Stefani. This umbrella term includes a number of different styles including Cosplay - dressing up as your favourite anime character, Sweet Lolita - inspired by child like themes, Alice in Wonderland ect, and Kawaii - literally translating in Japanese to 'Cute'.  Here's a few photos from my street style snaps collection to give you an idea of the fashion scene - how cute does everyone look!  

Would love to know what you think! 
Have the Harajuku girls inspired your personal style in any way? 
 J x 

Monday, 15 June 2015

SIZZLING SUMMER AT MISSMERIZE

Hey,

I've a few key summer looks to show you this season from Missmerize. All can be bought online and none retail above £65! Stay on trend on a budget! 

(1) Go pastel princess this summer in this super light and easy wearing bow detail blouse. Throw on over cute patterned tailored trousers and team with pointed heels for the perfect summer's evening ensemble. [Blouse - £36]

(2) A great transitional piece from spring: Go Boho this summer with an amazing pastel balloon sleeved blouse. Be sure to layer it up with tonnes of jewelry made from natural materials such as wood, feathers and crystals and team with denim cut off shorts or a pair of skinny jeans for cooler evenings. [Blouse - £39]

(3) As we all know the English summer is completely unpredictable so you should always layer to stay warm for when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Complete your outfit with this versatile zip pocket jacket - a great light smart jacket if needed to dress more formally. The angular cut gives an extra edge too. Style up with high waisted tailored trousers or throw on over a smart dress. [Zip pocket jacket - £63]


(4) Every girl needs a cute summer floral bodycon. Dress up with nude heels, a clutchbag and statement necklaces for date night or dress down with some strappy sandals for day time chilling. [Floral dress - £54]

(5) I love this dress as it suits just about every single body shape. Don't be worried if you haven't got your beach bod yet as this slimming dress sits in all the right places. Wear with some cute summer sandals for picnics in the park or to the beach [Swing dress - £57]

All of the below styles can be shopped at Missmerize [here]




What's your favourite outfit? Do you own anything Missmerize?

J x